But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Do Not Be Surprised - Apologetic Report
Saturday, 24 June 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageThe Love of God

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Friday, 23 June 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageI am about to venture into dangerous territory. I am about to go where some of you may think I shouldn't. I am about to comment on parenting...even though I am not a parent. It's true, I do not have children; however, I do have common sense. I do have a Bible, which tells me basic principles. And,...

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Saturday, 17 June 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageMy Savior's Love (I Stand Amazed)

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Friday, 16 June 2017 23:09

Equipping Eve: The Importance of Context

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imageHave you ever heard the phrase, “Context, context, context!”? Context is always important, especially when we are studying the Bible. In this episode, we’ll take a look at some errors that may result when context is ignored, and demonstrate why context is not only important, but interesting! Cli...

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Friday, 16 June 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageSometimes, circumstances happen in life that are simply...poetic. You're going through life, taking it one day at a time, and suddenly, in the midst of confusion or life-altering moments, everything providentially falls into place. You rejoice in God's goodness and give Him all the glory. Then...

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Monday, 12 June 2017 00:30

Christ the Redeemer

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imageThere is no name of Messiah more significant, comprehensive, or endearing, than the name 'Redeemer.' The name of Savior expresses what he does for sinners. He saves them with an everlasting salvation. But the word 'Redeemer' intimates likewise the manner in which he saves them. For it is not merely...

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Saturday, 10 June 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imagePraise to the Lord, the Almighty

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Friday, 09 June 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageHave you ever watched people in their cars? They are disgusting. Don't believe me? Pay close attention next time you are sitting at a red light. You'll see everything from women putting on makeup, to men and women ridding themselves of pimples, to excavation of the nasal cavity. It's true. Would I...

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Saturday, 03 June 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageMy Hope Is Built on Nothing Less (The Solid Rock)

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Friday, 02 June 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageWell, another week is coming to an end, but that certainly doesn't mean the end of the busyness, does it? Real life doesn't take a break; it doesn't stop for weekends. Sure, in the white picket fence world of the 1950s sitcom, when Dad came home from work on Friday, all the cares of the week...

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Sunday, 28 May 2017 22:30

We Are the Dead

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imageIt is Memorial Day. You might not even notice. In fact, you may not even read this post until Tuesday or Wednesday, or later, this week. You may be too busy swimming, or gardening, grilling hot dogs, or just plain enjoying a Monday off of work to realize that men and women had to die for you to...

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Saturday, 27 May 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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image There Is a Fountain

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Saturday, 27 May 2017 03:00

Equipping Eve: Without the Shedding of Blood (Part 2)

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imageIs the plan of redemption too violent? Is it really just a horrific tale of “cosmic child abuse”? Believe it or not, there are those who profess to be Christians who would say that it is. As always, let’s go back to the Bible and see what God has to say about the penal substitutionary atone...

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Friday, 26 May 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageOkay, there are two things that you, as the reader, need to know for context before I tell this story. First, we had some intense storms in the area last Friday evening. At least that's what I'm told. I was preoccupied. Second, there's a Catholic hospital in the area that is allegedly...

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Saturday, 20 May 2017 23:45

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageWhat a Friend We Have in Jesus

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Saturday, 20 May 2017 03:30

A Turning Point for Each Man

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image...it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment... (Hebrews 9:27) All men are born physically just one time. Some men, according to God's predetermined election and will, are appointed to also be born again spiritually (John 3:3). Each man is also appointed to die...

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Friday, 19 May 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageOn my desk sits a wooden nutcracker. It is there all year, even though we typically associate nutcrackers with Christmas. I found it this past winter at a local Christmas market, one of those that masquerades as an authentic German Christkindlmarkt, when in reality it's nowhere close. In spite of...

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imageIs the plan of redemption too violent? Is it really just a horrific tale of “cosmic child abuse”? Believe it or not, there are those who profess to be Christians who would say that it is. As always, let’s go back to the Bible and see what God has to say about the penal substitutionary atone...

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Friday, 12 May 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageI heard a great quote this week from Jerry Wragg, pastor of Grace Immanuel Baptist Church in Jupiter, Florida. In fact, it came from an equally edifying sermon that is embedded below. Said Wragg, We are raising a generation of Christians who love to talk about Reformed theology but [who] lack...

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Sunday, 07 May 2017 11:16

When We Forget the Meaning of Grace

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imageWithout a continual reminder of the good news of the gospel, we can easily fall into one of two errors. The first is to focus on our external performance and become proud like the Pharisees. We may then begin to look down our spiritual noses at others who are not as disciplined, obedient, and...

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Saturday, 06 May 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageAmazing Grace

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Friday, 05 May 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageSo, I tweeted this a couple days ago: Some days I can't decide if I'm living in the Twilight Zone or just reliving junior high. Either way, I'm like... pic.twitter.com/DpdbLSo6gk — Do Not Be Surprised (@EBenzBlog) May 3, 2017 Yeah, you've been there, haven't you? You open your email or text m...

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Saturday, 29 April 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageBlessed Assurance

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Friday, 28 April 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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image've been thinking a lot lately about grace. And law. Grace and law and the required balance between the two. A gospel without grace is no gospel at all (Acts 20:24). And without a proper presentation of the law, we cannot understand our need for the gospel of grace (Romans 3:20). Both are...

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Saturday, 22 April 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageOur Great Savior (Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners)

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